Where to grab a savoury sandwich in Edmonton

Sandwiches: savoury, succulent, scrumptiousness held together with the best of breads and buns – a good sandwich is incomparable, immeasurable and invaluable. A gourmet sandwich is so much more than mom’s PB&J or a quick baloney and cheese; it’s a beacon of comfort and contentedness. Edmonton has some stellar sandwich offerings –you just need to know where to look.

Elm Cafe

100-10140 117 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3

An Oliver neighbourhood gem, Elm Café is a take-out shop known for their fabulous coffee and epic sandwiches. While the sandwiches change daily (they like to keep the food fresh and simple), you can always count on a great offering at Elm and you can check out their Twitter feed for a heads up on selections. Plus, they do catering, too!


8422 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E2

A little hole in the wall shop on 109 Street in Edmonton’s Garneau neighbourhood, Farrow serves up mind-blowingly awesome gourmet sandwiches (and they make pretty fabulous cookies, too). Their four sandwich selections rotate and generally run for a couple days at a time, but are always creative (and entertainingly named) and are sure to cause serious cravings. Check out Farrow’s Instagram feed for current offerings.

Sandwich & Sons

13119 156 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1V2

With locations downtown and on the west end, Sandwich & Sons is a deli-style joint that serves six signature sandwich selections with homemade chips. Everything from mustard to pickles is made in-house, and they offer catering, too. Their Montreal smoked meat sandwich is dubbed “the real deal” and their grilled cheese (old cheddar, smoked gouda, monetary jack and artichoke spread on sourdough) will make you salivate.

Urban Diner

12427 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M2

An old school style diner in High Street, just off 124 Street, Urban Diner provides the ultimate classic sandwich selection: diner meatloaf, Ruben, grilled cheese, beef dip, pulled pork, clubhouse and the Monte Cristo. While all of their sandwiches are mouthwatering, the Monte Cristo is the most phenomenal sandwich ever (egg dipped and served with jam and sour cream).

Highlevel Diner

10912 88th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

Serving healthy, hearty food for more than 30 years, Highlevel Diner is located just south of the Highlevel Bridge on 109 Street in Garneau. A community staple that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Highlevel Diner serves up daily meat and vegetarian sandwich specials, along with a clubhouse sandwich and the grilled chicken and cheddar sandwich. Nothing will prepare you for the mouthwatering succulence of the egg dipped grilled chicken and cheddar sandwich stuffed with fresh, house made chicken salad – it’s incredible!

Blue Plate Diner

Main-12323 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Y5

If you’re downtown around 104 Street and Jasper Avenue and looking for a great sandwich, Blue Plate Diner will kill your craving beautifully. In addition to offering an exceptional chicken and smoked cheddar club sandwich, a jalapeño grilled cheese and a barbecue meatloaf sandwich, the Blue Plate’s long-standing champion is their open-faced tuna melt. This particular sandwich has been on the menu forever and is always a popular, satisfying choice.

The Next Act Pub & Grill

8224 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E6

Located just off Whyte Avenue, the Next Act Pub is definitely known for their burgers, but they make some delicious sandwiches, too. From the meat brisket donair (featuring brisket from their sister restaurant, Meat) to your classic (and beautifully affordable) steak sandwich, the Next Act also offers two chicken sandwiches, a tofu sandwich, a fish sandwich and a fantastic grilled cheese (which comes with apples and bacon!).

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good, well made pie: light, buttery, flaky crusts paired with delectable, fruity or creamy fillings – a heavenly culinary adventure. Between its world-class bakeries, local niche restaurants and made-from-scratch farmers’ market pies, Edmonton has some spectacular pie offerings.
What is it about fried chicken that’s so good, so great, so unbelievably satisfying? Is it the satisfying crunch that comes from a deliciously battered,flawlessly seasoned and perfectly fried bite? Oh that juicy, flaking chicken enrobed in that heavenly crust! Edmonton has a pretty fabulous fried chicken scene, so checkout these restaurants to get your fix. [Image credit: iStock.com/rebeccafondren]
Cheesecakes are the unparalleled dessert for cheese aficionados … no other dessert can even touch a cheese lover’s heart. A good cheesecake causes intense cravings; it has a distinct mouth feel and flavour and comes in many delightful varieties. From simple cheesecake with a graham crust to complex cheesecake flavours like turtle, strawberry champagne or salted caramel apple, Edmonton has a cheesecake to satisfy your craving.
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